Tuesday, November 2, 2004, Volume 22, Number 5

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FACULTY/STAFF NEWS

Linda Miller Cleary, professor, Department of English was presented a National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) award for her contributions to the field of faculty advising. Ruth Darling, Ph.D., president of NACADA, presented the award on October 6th in Cincinnati, Ohio. Previously this year, Professor Miller Cleary was awarded the John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising by the University of Minnesota.

James H. Fetzer, McKnight Professor of Philosophy, appeared at a press conference on October 25, at the National Press Club in Washington,D.C., to announce the release of American Assassination: The Strange Death of Senator Paul Wellstone. Accompanied by his co-author, Don "Four Arrows" Jacobs, they presented evidence that the crash that killed the Minnesota Senator, his wife, daughter, and three aides, and led to GOP control of the Senate was no accident and called for a formal investigation by an appropriate committee of the Congress or by local officials.

Duane Millslagle, associate professor, Tom Mullin (UMD graduate in exercise science), and Sarah Rubbelke (UMD graduate in Biology) presented a research study at the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology conference in Minneapolis, MN in October. The research study presented was entitled, "Comparison and Preference for Internal and External Focus of Attention Strategies on V02 max Cycle Ergometer Performance.”Duane Millslagle and Laurie Morley (Assistant Professor at Eastern Washington University), authored a study entitled, "Investigation of Role Retreatism in the Teacher/Coach" in the Fall 2004 issue of The Physical Education, p 120-130.
Millslagle, John Keener, associate professor, and Sara Rubbelke, Tom Mullin, and Ryan Swetkovich (UMD graduates) authored a study entitled, "Effects of Foot-Pedal Positions by Inexperienced Cyclists at the Highest Aerobic Level" in the Journal of Perceptual Motor Skill, 2004, volume 98, p 1074-1080. Millslagle presented a research study at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity in Vancouver, BA. The research study presented was entitled, "Comparing ascending, constant, and descending stimulus velocities and target locations on coincidence-anticipation timing performance." The published abstract of this presentation can be found in Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, volume 26, 2004, p. 136-37.

William Fleischman
, professor, and Bruce Mork, instructor, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, attended the Sociologists of Minnesota Annual Meeting in October in Red Wing, MN.  Mork served as a student paper competition judge and Fleischman was elected to a three-year term as treasurer and as a member of the Board of Directors.

Dalibor Froncek, associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presented a lecture "Non-traditional round robin tournaments" at the international workshop Discrete Mathematics in Zakopane, Poland.

MINNESOTA SEA GRANT NEWS

Douglas Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species Information Center coordinator, co-debuted "HabitattitudeTM," a new national public education and outreach campaign at the Super Zoo trade show, September 23, in Las Vegas, NV. Habitattitude is a campaign created by the pet industry and federal agencies aimed at preventing the release of aquarium fish and plants into the environment by aquarists and water gardeners.

NRRI NEWS

Rich Axler (NRRI), Carl Richards, Jeff Gunderson, Cindy Hagley (all three of Sea Grant), Shirley Nordrum (Leech Lake Tribal Council), John Persell (MN Chippewa Tribe Research Laboratory), and Michael McDonald (U.S. EPA), earned a Superior Program Award from the Sea Grant Great Lakes Network for “Assessing and Communicating Risk: A Partnership to Evaluate a Superfund Site on Leech Lake Tribal Lands.”
NRRI CWE and the USEPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division hosted the fourth Estuarine and Great Lakes Coastal Program (EaGLe) annual meeting in Canal Park at The Inn on Lake Superior September 30 and October 1.

MEDICAL SCHOOL

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COLLEGE OF PHARMACY, DULUTH

Ayman Noreddin, associate professor, presented two papers at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy in Dallas, Texas. The papers were titled, “Monte Carlo Simulation of Bactericidal Activity Versus Urinary Tract Infection E. coli of Ciprofloxacin 500mg Every 12 Hours, Gatifloxacin 200mg and 400mg Once Daily, and Levofloxacin 500mg, 750mg and 1000mg Once Daily Administered to Hospitalized Patients: Analysis of Canadian Versus US Isolates,” and “Designing Pharmacodynamic Target Attainment Indices for Fluoroquinolones Using Genetically Driven Break Points for S. pneumoniae.”


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